BUSCH: Michigan: John Andretti preview

Coming off a season best finish of fifth at Watkins Glen International, Andretti and the ...

Coming off a season best finish of fifth at Watkins Glen International, Andretti and the #10 RVs.com/Camping World team are very optimistic about Michigan. In his impressive top-five run last weekend, Andretti took home five contingency awards including, driver of the race, rookie of the race and the mid-race leader award. The #10 team also captured the Checker's/Rally's Double Drive Thru award for being the quickest on pit road.

The RVs.com/Camping World team is taking chassis #46 to Michigan International Speedway. This is a brand new car built for this weekend's race. The team also built a brand new car for Watkins Glen and came home with a fifth-place finish.

That top-five run at Watkins Glen helped Andretti unseat Burney Lamar as the leader in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year points race. He is the first to take over the lead since it was established by Lamar in February. Andretti has a four point cushion between him and second place, Lamar.

0x25cf Gaining ground each week in the Busch Series driver point standings, Andretti now sits 11th, just 65 points away from the 10th position, held by ppc Racing teammate, Kenny Wallace. The #10 team is 15th in series owner point standings.


Saturday's running of the CARFAX 250 will mark Andretti's first Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Andretti does have experience on the 2-mile oval. In 19 Nextel Cup starts, he finished in the top-10 five times.


"I really like Michigan. I used to race Indy cars there. Michigan is a nice, wide open track so there shouldn't be many cautions. It's usually a fuel mileage race so you have to be ready for that. I think we get really good fuel mileage; we just need to have a big enough fuel cell. Hopefully we will be competitive enough to run in that fuel mileage game. I think we should have a good race this weekend. I got my first top-five finish in Cup there so maybe now I can get my first Busch win!"

-credit: ppc

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Drivers John Andretti , Kenny Wallace